19-Year-Old Fashion Designer Makes History At Miami Beach Fashion Week
Francesca Aiello, 19, made her fashion debut at Miami Fashion Week with her fashionable bikinis. She is the youngest designer to ever present at Miami Beach.
“I don’t know how to sew, but my mom does and after her first attempt didn’t work out, we began our trial and error process of finding the people to help make the right bikini,” the California girl said. The bikinis are now made at a factory in Los Angeles.
Aiello grew up in Malibu, which she attributes her inspiration to.
“I’m always watching the girls on the beach,” she said. “I wanted to make suits for every girl.”
Aiello eventually wants to expand from bikinis to include a clothing line.
“They’re not stopping me because I’m only 19,” she said. “I’ve always said that it’s really important for young girls to know that they shouldn’t let their age stop them.”